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my mother is suffering from chest pain now Doctor is saying to go for angiogram test? i wana know ahats that how it will help to cure my mother disease
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An angiogram (CT or cath) test examines the coronary arteries for any blockage.  Blocked coronary ateries compromise the blood flow to the heart tissues.  A lack of blood flow to the heart cells causes chest pains.  If there are blockages, a stent implant (usually done at time of angiogram) will increase the diameter of the occlusion/occlusions permitting more blood to the deficit area.  Sometimes the area of blockage can not be stented because of location, tortuous segment, too long, etc...then a bypass surgical operation may be the only remedy.

Alternatively, some people find relief from chest pain with medication.  Nitrate medication can/will dilate the vessels permitting more blood to flow to the area in question and no intervention may be a good option..  I have blocked arteries and medication prevents chest pain (going on 5 years).
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